Heritage Day to Preserve Family Histories of Lincoln University Village Residents Set for June 17

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LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. – Family histories of descendants of Hinsonville or Lincoln University Village will have the opportunity to be preserved on June 17.

With help from a $12,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Lincoln University and the Langston Hughes Memorial Library will host Heritage Day on campus from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The day features tours of campus, genealogy workshops, and oral history interviews.


Visitors are welcome at the Langston Hughes Memorial Library for Heritage Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 17.

Visitors are encouraged to bring family memorabilia—including mementos, photos, funeral programs, articles, Bibles, and other family documents—to be digitized free-of-charge and catalogued. Program consultants, who are trained in oral history interview procedures, will also conduct interviews and provide copies as well. All items will be returned their owners before they leave campus.

Hinsonville or Lincoln University Village was an early African American settlement of free landowners and farmers that formerly encompassed the campus and surrounding area.

The campus is located at 1570 Baltimore Pike, Lincoln University, PA, 19352. Volunteers are still needed for the event. For further information, call Sophia Sotilleo, the grant’s project manager and an associate professor, at 484-365-7366.